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Integra Bows DTR-8.4 THX Select A/V Receiver at CEDIA
11/18/03 -

Integra debuted the THX Select certified DTR-8.4 A/V receiver to custom installation and home audio professionals at the 2003 CEDIA Expo here today. The receiver delivers 7 x 110-Watts of power, upconversion of both composite and S-Video to component video, a new RF (Radio Frequency) and IR capable remote control, and a suite of distributed audio options including the company's exclusive Net-Tune™ Ethernet audio and Powered Zone 2 capabilities. With processing for every major home theater sound format currently in use, HDTV capable component video switching, and the company's Powered Zone 2 capability, the DTR-8.4 is one of the most versatile and powerful home theater and whole-home entertainment system centerpieces available today.

Like all Integra products, the DTR-8.4 was designed to meet the demanding needs of custom installers. It includes a rear panel RS-232 port, three 12-volt trigger outputs, and 3.5mm IR in and out jacks for integration with nearly any home theater equipment and whole-home control systems. There are also a wide array of multizone features, including two-source multizone capability using Zone 2 line-out jacks with external amplification, or Powered Zone 2 which uses the rear surround channel amplifiers to drive the second zone stereo speakers.

The DTR-8.4 also includes native TCP/IP functionality and a rear panel Ethernet port for use with Integra's exclusive Net-Tune distributed audio system. Net-Tune uses a home network to play Internet Radio streams via a networked broadband Internet connection, and also to access MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) files stored on the NAS-2.3 dedicated audio server or on a home PC. The receiver's on-screen display shows song title, artist, album, genre, and playlist information, making the entire family's music collection easy to store and access, without the clutter of CDs and their cases. Not even a CD jukebox can hold so much music, and deliver it so quickly and easily. It's even ready for the future with Ethernet upgradable firmware for software updates.

The DTR-8.4 includes onboard processing for THX Surround EX 7.1, Dolby Digital EX and Dolby ProLogic II, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24 surround sound formats. High quality 192 kHz/24-bit Linear PCM D/A converters, featuring Integra's exclusive VLSC technology, are used for digital processing on all channels except the surround back channels, and the company's exclusive Wide Rage Amplifier Technology (WRAT) provides clean, linear power with an extended frequency response of 10 Hz – 100 kHz. For analog sources, the receiver features Integra's Pure Audio function, which bypasses all digital processing to preserve the purity of analog audio signals.

With the DTR-8.4, Integra has also introduced a new elegant new aluminum-face universal/learning remote control with an LCD display screen, scroll wheel for menu easy navigation, and the ability to control every component in a full home theater system. The remote is capable of RF transmission, and when combined with Integra's optionally available RF receiver and IR distribution block, can control components at a much greater range, and even through walls and cabinetry.

As the centerpiece of a complete digital entertainment network, the DTR-8.4 features a broad suite of connectivity options and features. HDTV capable 60 MHz component video switching, and conversion of both Composite and S-Video signals to component video simplifies connection to a TV or projector, eliminating the need for redundant multiple video connections. There are a total of eight digital inputs, including one on the front panel, and two digital outputs, as well as full 7.1-channel pre-outs for use with additional external amplification.

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